Zurich FP Afternoon:
|When:||Thursday, Aug 29th 2013|
|Hours:||13:00 ~ 18:00|
|Where:||ETH, Zurich, Switzerland|
|When:||Friday, Aug 30th 2013 – Sunday, Sep 1st 2013|
|Hours:||09:00 ~ 20:00|
|Where:||Erudify, Zurich, Switzerland|
On Thursday, 29 August 2013 the Zurich HaskellerZ Meetup group will hold the "Zurich FP Afternoon". This will be a half-day event consisting of talks themed "Functional Programming in Industry". It will be held at ETH and will start with a keynote from Simon Marlow!
The Zurich FP Afternoon is followed by ZuriHac 2013, a three day Haskell Hackathon from Friday, 30 August until Sunday, 1 September hosted at the Erudify offices.
The Haskell Hackathon is an international, grassroots collaborative coding festival with a simple focus: build and improve Haskell libraries, tools, and infrastructure.
This is a great opportunity to meet your fellow haskellers in real life, find new contributors for your project, improve existing libraries and tools or even start new ones!
See ZuriHac for previous Hackathons in Zurich.
Erudify will host the Hackathon.
Google Switzerland are providing financial and food support
ETH will host the Zurich FP Afternoon.
- 24 July 2013
- Completed speakers schedule for the FP Afternoon.
- 10 June 2013
- Registration is now open!
To register please fill in the form.
- The Zurich FP Afternoon will be hosted at ETH, building: CAB, room: G61, address: Universitätstrasse 6, Zürich.
- ZuriHac will be hosted at the Erudify offices, Grüngasse 19, Zürich.
Local transport links:
Getting to the FP Afternoon Talks on the 29th from the Airport
Follow signs to the Tram 10 from the Airport arrivals. Take the Tram 10 direct to the stop "ETH/Universitätsspital"
Getting to the Zurich Youth Hostel from the Airport
Take any train that stops at Zurich Bahnhof Hardbrücke, transfer to the 33 Trolley bus going direction Morgental. Take 33 to Jugendherberge and you will see the Hostel.
Getting from the Youth Hostel to the FP Afternoon Talks
Walk to Morgental and take the number 7 Tram direction Bahnhof Stettbach. Change to the Number 10 or Number 6 Tram at the stop "Central" (direction Flughafen/Oerklion and Zoo) and get off at "ETH/Universitätsspital"
A note on day tickets:
Day tickets in Zurich run for 24 hours and can be used on all forms of transport, bus, train, tram.
We have spoken with the local Youth Hostel in Zurich and they will be able to group Haskellers together if you mention the code "ZuriHac2013" when booking and when you check in.
The website to book is here http://www.youthhostel.ch/en/hostels/zurich
Please be advised we do not have a hold on rooms so you should book sooner rather than later if you will attend! Erudify and the Youth Hostel can't guarantee space
The Hostel has good public transport links to the Hackathon and downtown Zurich.
Transport between the Hostel and Hackathon is very easy with the Trolley Bus 33.
Other options we recommend would be Airbnb.
|13:30||Simon Marlow||Keynote: The Haxl Project at Facebook|| Writing code in an environment as large and complex as Facebook involves talking to many different back-end services, including databases, search engines, caches, and so forth. Each of these data sources has different characteristics and requires different access patterns to make best use of its resources. Typical front-end code will need to access many of these resources concurrently, but the programmer doesn't want to be concerned with the details of how best to access each resource. Moreover, we want to be able to write our code in a modular way and yet have concurrent accesses to the back-end services automatically batched and overlapped for us.
This talk describes a system that we're building using Haskell that allows the front-end programmer writing business logic to access all the back-end services in a concise and consistent way, while the system handles batching and overlapping of requests to multiple data sources behind the scenes. The programming model is one of implicit concurrency: there's no fork or async operation, all external data access is implicitly performed in parallel where possible.
|15:35||Gergely Risko||Ceh, power-user environments to share|| It's a common problem to share user environments (editor, compiler, browser, etc.) between GNU/Linux computers: laptop on the move and desktop at home, or different engineering workstations of a product team. This is usually solved by using the GNU/Linux distribution's package manager. That fails if the
different engineers use different distributions or different versions. Ceh, building on Nix provides the same version controlled, reproducible power-user environment on top of any modern GNU/Linux, be it 64-bit or 32-bit. What makes it interesting for Haskellers is the fact that Nix applies the concept of purity and laziness on the filesystem level and package management level, and Ceh also has excellent GHC support with ~80 cabal packages included.
|16:40||Thomas Schilling||A virtual machine for Haskell|| The Glasgow Haskell Compiler is a very good static compiler, but the code it produces is often large and it can be difficult to predict performance.
Furthermore, profiling a program often requires recompiling the program and all libraries it uses. This talk describes Lambdachine, a virtual machine and trace-based just-in-time (JIT) compiler for Haskell, which attempts to address these problems. Lambdachine reuses GHC for type checking and (optional) static optimisations, and complements it with additional optimisations performed at runtime based on the program's behaviour. This talk describes some of the challenges of the design and implementation of Lambdachine.
The official hacking hours for ZuriHac are 10:00 to 20:00 on Friday, 09:00 to 20:00 on Saturday and Sunday.
Please come before 11:00 on Friday. At 11:00 there will be projects introduction and discussion.
If the weather is good during ZuriHac we will stop a little earlier to go to Lake Zurich to have a BBQ. Make sure to pack your swimming suit!
See the list of people who are attending the FP Afternoon / ZuriHac 2013.
See the projects page.
The main communication channel during the Hackathon will be our IRC channel: #zurihac at Freenode.
#zurihac is our Twitter hashtag as well.
The events are organized in name of the Zurich HaskellerZ meetup group by the following people:
- Alexander Bernauer (Google)
- Thomas Schilling (Erudify)
- Simon Meier (Erudify)
- Michela D'Amelio (Erudify)
- Dominic Small (Erudify)
- Ales Pospisil (Erudify)
- Bas van Dijk (Erudify)